Parting the Waters: America in the King Years 1954 - 1963 Test | Mid-Book Test - Easy

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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What does Diane Nash refuse to do?
(a) Leave a restaurant
(b) Give up her seat
(c) Talk
(d) Pay her fine

2. What did W.E.B Du Bois found?
(a) The SCCP
(b) The NCCG
(c) The RSPCA
(d) The NAACP

3. What does the Ku Klux Klan burn in front of John's lawn?
(a) A sweater
(b) A cross
(c) A photograph
(d) A kitten

4. Who does Robert Kennedy fear racial tension will make USA appear weak to?
(a) The international community
(b) The Soviets
(c) The Cubans
(d) The British

5. What do both candidates think will be the major issue in their presidential campaign?
(a) Vietnam
(b) National debt
(c) Cuba
(d) Civil Rights

6. Who has dinner with the Freedom Riders when they arrive in Atlanta?
(a) Robert Kennedy
(b) Malcolm X
(c) Mike King
(d) Martin Luther King

7. Who does Robert Kennedy telephone in this chapter?
(a) Coretta King
(b) A judge in Georgia
(c) Malcolm X
(d) The mayor in Georgia

8. What kind of commitee does the Nashville mayor appoint?
(a) All white
(b) All black
(c) All men
(d) Biracial

9. What does King's speech stress the importance of?
(a) Equality
(b) Non-violence
(c) Justice and love
(d) Patience

10. What did Martin Luther King initially intend to train for?
(a) A doctor
(b) A politician
(c) A priest
(d) A lawyer

11. What does the waitress pour over Lewis?
(a) Gravy
(b) Orange juice
(c) Cream
(d) Water

12. What was King given a twelve-month suspended sentence for?
(a) Stealing food
(b) Driving with an out-of-state license
(c) Perjury
(d) Traffic violations

13. Where did King and Coretta marry?
(a) At King's parents home
(b) At Coretta's parents' home
(c) At Dexter Baptist Church
(d) At Boston College

14. In what newspaper does Rustin run an ad to help Martin Luther King?
(a) The Los Angeles Times
(b) The New York Times
(c) The Chicago Tribune
(d) The San Francisco Chronicle

15. Where is Juanita Sellers from?
(a) New Orleans
(b) New York
(c) Atlanta
(d) Chicago

Short Answer Questions

1. What church does Reverend A.D. Williams take over?

2. What is King asked to write a book about?

3. Where does Faubus fly to to talk to Eisenhower?

4. Where is Ralph Abernathy the pastor?

5. What kind of school is Atlanta Female Baptist Seminary?

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